On April 26, garnering an abundance of praise as it hit the ground running in its debut year, Germany’s newest electronic dance music event, Parookaville has earned the title of ‘Festival of The Year’ at this year’s 2016 edition of The Live Entertainment Awards held in Frankfurt, Germany. Surpassing all other music festivals held throughout the German-speaking territories of Austria, Switzerland, as well as Germany, Parookaville made a much lauded debut in its opening year as it sold-out all 25,000 tickets upon their release and hosted the event on July 17 and 18, 2015.
The music event, which has since been building upon the momentum of its inaugural edition, will be making an auspicious return to Airport Weeze as it holds its second annual edition on Friday, July 15-17, 2016 and expands its event to accommodate double its previous year’s capacity. Having sold-out a remarkable 50,000 tickets in a matter of 72 hours of their release, the music event will be welcoming the return of some of the most revered acts in dance music and creating an immersive city-like experience for festival-goers to take part in.
The music event, which takes pride in transporting its attendees to the fictitious, festival-land of Parookaville, holds a number of unique festival surprises throughout its grounds including: a post office for those to mail greetings back home, an actual ‘City Hall’ for visitors to receive their ‘passports,’ a church where lovers can go to marry, in addition to an array of food courts, beer gardens, fairgrounds and the very popular Parookaville swimming pool, which spans over 700 meters long within its grounds.
In response to music event’s ‘Festival of the Year’ achievement, Founder of Parookaville, Bernd Dicks stated in a press release, “Our commitment to creating a unique, new festival has proven to be a wonderful gift and has been a rousing success up to now. In addition to our lovingly staged city concept, we are also proud that this summer we will again host the absolute elite of today’s DJ scene and the finest ‘citizens’ one could wish for at the upcoming Parookaville festival. We will do everything within our power to make sure that this continues….Without our courageous sponsors, partners and the extremely constructive cooperative work with the local community and Weeze Airport, this success story could never have happened.”
Featuring a range of dance music’s top performance acts, this year’s 2016 edition has already revealed that it will be featuring Main Stage performinces by (listed alphabetically): Afrojack, BlasterJaxx, Danny Avila, Deorro, Fedde Le Grand, Martin Solveig, Nervo, Ostblockschlampen, Showtek, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, and Tujamo to name a few. For the most up-to-date news and information related to Parookaville, including the music festival’s second lineup announcement, be sure to follow the music event on all social media platforms or visit Parookaville’s official webpage at the following corresponding link.